First Name   Diego
Last Name   Bernal
University or Association   University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
City, State   North Dartmouth , MA
Position Associate Professor of Biology
Insitution of Highest Degree Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Ph.D., 2002
Phone   work 508.999.8307
Expertise Sector Living Marine Resources
Area of Expertise Endangered Species
Other Expertise
Language Fluency (Other than English) Spanish
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Expertise Profile

 Dr. Bernal’s research interests focus on the comparative physiology of fishes. He is particularly interested in the comparison of the ecophysiology of high-performance fishes (i.e., tunas, billfishes, and large pelagic sharks).  He researches questions that involve the physiological specializations present in the most active species of fishes, and what the energetic costs and advantages may be for maintaining the adaptations supporting high-performance swimming and for dealing with angling-induced stress.

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